FightingArts.Com wants to thank all those who have
given their time and guidance in creating this website.
Below is a list of several of our advisors. Others
requested that their names not be published, but
this does not diminish their assistance and our appreciation.
These individuals contributed content, gave historical
guidance, or recommended authors. Others provided
suggestions as to layout and format and too many
other things to mention.
Neil Ohlenkamp is a martial arts writer and
founder of Internet site, www. judoinfo.com. He is
a certified United States Judo Association instructor,
referee, master rank examiner, master coach (the
highest level of certification), and he was awarded
United States Judo Coach of the Year for 1999. He
holds a fifth degree black belt in Judo and a sixth
degree black belt in jujitsu and has over 31 years
of training and experience in various martial arts
as a competitor, instructor, team coach, and tournament
George Donahue, Executive Editor,
Tuttle Publishing, Boston. and Editor, Tuttle Martial
Arts. A 6th dan Shorin Ryu Karatedo student of Kishaba
Chokei and Shinzato Katsuhiko, he is the director
of both Kishaba Juku of New York City at the Ken
Zen Institute of Japanese Culture & Martial Arts
and the Ryukyu Kichigaikan of Medford, Mass.
Herb Borkland is a nationally known
writer and journalist who has extensive experience
in both Korean and Chinese martial arts. He is the
former Associate Editor of Martial Arts Illustrated
and Contributing Editor to Black Belt magazine. In
1977 he was named Inside Kung Fu's (Hall of Fame) "Writer
of the Year." He is also the producer and on-air
host of the national martial arts weekly TV program "Black
Belts." He also serves as advisor to several Chinese
national martial arts organizations.
John J. Donohue, Ph.D., Professor of Social
Sciences and Vice President for Academic Affairs
at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, is an anthropologist
specializing in Japanese culture and history with
an extensive background in kendo, iaido, judo, taiji,
aikido and karate. He is the author of numerous articles
and books including Warrior Dreams: The Martial
Arts and the American Imagination, Herding
the Ox: The Martial Arts as Moral etaphor, The
Forge of the Spirit and Complete Kendo.
He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal
of Asian Martial Arts.
Phillip Keoppel, Director of US
Karate-Do Kai, 10th dan.
Roy Suenaka, Kaiso of WADOKAI Aikido,
8th dan, founder of The American International
Ki Development and Philosophical Society (Suenaka
Ha Tetsugako Ho Aikido) & teacher of Hakutsure (White
Crane) Karate, 8th dan.
Richard Carlow, Shihan Dairi of
the Hakuho Kai Daito Ryu, Osaka, Japan
Dr., Professor Zaiwan Shen, (CMD.,
Ph.D.), Master of Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Gua Chuan and
Xing Yi, President of the DS International Qi Medicine
Association, professor in the Department of Health
Sciences, President of the Health Sciences Institute
and Chairman of the International Exchange Program
at Chukyu Women's University in Osaka, Japan.
Sarah Mahoney, editor of Ladies'
Home Journal. Formerly, she was the editor-in-chief
of Fitness magazine.
Joe Swift, historian, sandan in
karate and Assistant Instructor at the Nihon-den
Karate Kobudo Mushinkan Karate Dojo under Sensei
Uematsu Yoshiyuki, Kanazawa, Japan.
Syd Hoare, 7th dan Judo,
5th dan Sumo, Former Chief Instructor
of the London Budokan, Author and TV Commentator,
who is now promoting Sumo in England and Europe.
Frederic Preffer, Ph.D., Teacher
of Chuan Do Kwon, Assistant Professor of Pathology,
Harvard Medical School. Director of Flow Cytometry,
Massachusetts General Hosptial.
Bill Adams, 6th dan
Isshin Ryu karate, Sifu Tai Chi Chuan, Director of
the Buffalo Martial Arts Centers.
Harry Cook, Historian and Chief
Instructor of Seijinkai Karate-do Association, Northcumberland,
Joseph Svinth, a historical researcher
based in Washington State. His current projects include
documenting the history of the martial arts and combative
Ernie Estradae, Kyoshi 8th dan
Zen Nippon Karate-do Remei, 8th dan Shorin-ryu
Shorin Kan Kyokai, Chief Instructor Okinawan Shorin-ryu
Karate-do (Grand Rapids, Michigan), martial arts
historian and writer.
Catherine Miller, Publisher of
the Holistic Health Journal, and Producer/host of
the TV show, Passionate Living, that focuses on health
and health related subjects.